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The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a ... More


 Performing Arts and Sacred Models

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the Gupta Empire and in particular the career of Samudragupta. Hindu arts and sciences attained a high level of success, the earliest examples of north Indian temples date to ... More


A God from Toe to Crown: In Love with the Body of Vishnu

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Five considers an example of Vedåntadeóika's Sanskrit style by way of his dhyåna‐stotra modelled after the Tamil poem of the Untouchable saint‐poet Tiruppåïåôvår. It focuses on a particular ... More


The Hindu Trinity (Trimūrti)

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the Hindu trinity. As early as Gupta times, a holy trinity of Hinduism, the Trimūrti or triple form, was evolved. This consisted of Brahmā the creator, Vishnu the preserver, ... More


The Cloud of Longing: A New Translation and Eco-Aesthetic Study of Kalidasa's Meghaduta

E. H. Rick Jarow

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197566633
eISBN:
9780197566671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566633.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Cloud of Longing is a full-length study and translation of the great Sanskrit poet Kālidāsa’s famed Meghadūta (literally: The Cloud Messenger) with a focus on its interfacing of nature, feeling, ... More


Cyber Sutra: The Internet Is for Porn

Ravi Agrawal

in India Connected: How the Smartphone is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190858650
eISBN:
9780197559857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858650.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In the year 2012, a generation ago in digital technology, the person who generated the most internet searches in India was not a cricketer or a Bollywood star. Nor was it a politician or a ... More


The Padmābatī nāṭak (1860) and the Judgement of Paris

Alexander Riddiford

in Madly after the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and his Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199699735
eISBN:
9780191745447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699735.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Madhusudan’s second Bengali play, Padmābatī nāṭak, especially Act One where the Greek story of the golden apple is, in Madhusudan’s own words, ‘Indianized’. The way in which ... More


The Preliminary Action

Simon Nicholls, Michael Pushkin, and Vladimir Ashkenazy

in The Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190863661
eISBN:
9780190863692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863661.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Skryabin’s uncompleted final work is examined in its relation to his planned life’s work, the Mystery, according to an account by the composer’s close friend Leonid Sabaneyev. Writing towards the end ... More


Householders and Housewives in Early Kāvya Literature

Csaba Dezső

in Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190696153
eISBN:
9780190696184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696153.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Early Buddhist kāvya contrasts the hassled life of a householder with the peaceful life of a forest hermit: the former is devoid of tranquility and therefore militates against striving for liberation ... More


Introduction: Why Kālidāsa, Why Now?

E. H. Rick Jarow

in The Cloud of Longing: A New Translation and Eco-Aesthetic Study of Kalidasa's Meghaduta

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197566633
eISBN:
9780197566671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566633.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter makes a case for the study of the Meghadūta within the study of world literature and literary visions of the environment. It discusses the sensibilities of classical Indian poetry ... More


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